Student Faces Jail Time After Threatening School Shooting in Joke Tumblr Post

20-year old former Georgia Southern student has been in jail for 6 months after threatening to shoot up his school in a satirical Tumblr post.

Caleb Clemmons – a high-achieving, scholarship student – posting the following back in February:

“hello. my name is irenigg and i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has. to see if i get arrested.”

Clemmons had no intentions of actually bringing a gun to campus. But someone didn’t find it funny; and Caleb has been in jail ever since.

City Treasurer Stephanie Neely Calls for Version of “Stop and Frisk” Program in Chicago

In a recent op-ed, Chicago city treasurer Stephanie Neely calls for Chicago to adopt a version of New York’s infamous “Stop and Frisk” program as a way to combat the city’s gun violence crisis.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the program, it targets high crime areas with increased patrols. If a police officer deems someone “suspicious,” they can detain that person and search them for illegal weapons. Black and brown people are by far the most targeted under these kinds of programs, and only a small percentage are ever convicted of any wrongdoing.

Neely says it’s time for Chicago to “be courageous” and adopt a similar program.